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Today In Cricket History: 23 April

People born on this day:

1872:  William Solomon, batted in one Test for South Africa 1899
1881:  Claude Carter, South African slow left-armer 1912-22
1936:  John D'Arcy, NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour
1937:  Barry Shepherd, Australian left-hand bat early sixties
1978:  Al Sahariar Rokon, Bangladesh Test batsman
1979:  Graham Manou, South Australian wicketkeeper, one Test for Australia 2009
1981:  Luke Ronchi, ODI batsman-wicketkeeper, Australia 2008-09, NZ 2013
1990:  Pikky ya France, Namibian batsman 2011-

People died on this day:

1986:  Jim Laker, 193 wkts for England at 21.24, best bowling 10-53
1997:  Denis Charles Scott Compton, the Brylcreem Boy.
2009:  Ivan Madray, Guyanese leg-spinner with brief undistinguished Test career 1958

Events on this day:

1983:  David Hookes scores his only Test century, 143* v Sri Lanka
1991:  Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aust, his last Test knock at home
1998:  Karnataka defeat Uttar Pradesh to win the Ranji Trophy
2013:  Chris Gayle scores 175* from 66 balls (17 sixes, 100 from 30b) in a T20 for RCB against Pune

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Today In Cricket History was published in book form in 2009.

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